No Better Place to Die: The Battle of Stones River

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Peter Cozzens meticulously traces the chain of events as the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee meet in Middle Tennessee on New Year's Eve 1862 in one of the bloodiest encounters of the Civil War.
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Overview

Peter Cozzens meticulously traces the chain of events as the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee meet in Middle Tennessee on New Year's Eve 1862 in one of the bloodiest encounters of the Civil War.
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Library Journal
Until now only three book-length studies of the bloody Tennessee battle near Stone's River existed, all old and none satisfactory by current historical standards. This important book covers the late 1862 campaign and battle in detail. Though adjudged a tactical draw, Cozzens shows how damaging it was to the South. Not only did it effectively lose Tennessee, but it completely rent the upper command structure of the Confederacy's major western army. Valuable for its attention to the eccentric personalities of army commanders Bragg and Rosecrans, to the overall campaign, and to tactical fine points, the book is solidly based on extensive and broad research. Essential for period scholars but quite accessible for general readers.-- Thomas E. Schott, Office of History, 17th Air Force, Sembach, West Germany
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252062292
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1991
  • Series: Civil War Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 554,698
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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